Music therapy as an aid for increasing auditory awareness and improving reading skill
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1979; 16: 31-42.
Abstract: Tested the effectiveness of music activities designed to expand auditory perception and improve language skills in 36 learning-disabled children. Ss were divided into 3 groups that were treated by prescriptive music therapy, language development activities, and a combination of both. The music therapy group showed the greatest mean difference between pre- and posttest scores, but ANOVA showed no statistical differences among the 3 groups. (17 ref)
Note: music therapy &/vs language development activities; auditory perception & language skills; learning disabled children
Keyword(s): Learning disabilities; music therapy; auditory perception; language development; children